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Delhi Govt Launches Drive Against Tax Defaulters

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| October 13 , 2018 , 17:22 IST

With an aim to increase revenue for the national capital development and to ensure compliance of Goods and Services Tax (GST) provisions, the Delhi government on Friday has launched an extensive drive against tax defaulters. 

H Rajesh Prasad VAT Commissioner was quoted by IANS as saying, "A detailed strategy has been chalked out by the department and numerous instructions like identifying dealers carrying out business without registration and rigorous follow-up of notices to non-filers of return have been issued to Goods and Service Tax (GST) officers of the state tax department."

Other instructions, Prasad said, include identification and action against taxpayers claiming excessive Input Tax Credit (ITC) in GSTR-3B filed as compared to GSTR-2A, action against taxpayers showing lesser output tax liability in GSTR-3B filed as compared to GSTR-1, scrutiny of Input Tax Credit (ITC) claimed by the taxpayers in TRAN-1 form and action on the taxpayers claiming excessive ITC.

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The drive will also include physical verification of at least 10 per cent of new tax payers to curb issuance of bogus invoices, physical verification of old or migrated tax payers in suspicious cases, creating mobile squads to check the system of e-way bill and invoices during the movement of goods within Delhi, and verification of the returns filed by work contractors in Delhi.

A statement by the Delhi government said that show-cause notices have also been issued to 51,500 tax defaulters.

"As of now, notices have been issued to the 51,500 taxpayers who have not filed GSTR-3B returns for the tax periods concerned," the statement reads.

Besides, it said, 135 notices have been issued in respect of an excessive claim of ITC in GSTR-3B by the taxpayers, and 837 notices have been issued for showing lesser output tax liability in GSTR-3B returns by the taxpayers as compared to GSTR-1.

(With Inputs from IANS)